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On 15 September, Dubai, a UNESCO Creative City of Design since 2017, initiated a series of webinars exploring the potential of creative economy in stimulating growth and innovation, notably in urban settings. The first webinar, organized in collaboration with Dubai Culture and Art Authority brought together 14 Creative Cities, such as Asahikawa, Bandung, Bangkok, Cebu City, Doha, Istanbul, Kortrijk, Montreal, Querétaro, Saint-Etienne, Seoul and Whanganui. Under the theme “Creative Economy: a stimulate for growth, innovation and culture”,...
From 15 to 18 September, Shanghai, a UNESCO Creative City of Design since 2010, will organize its first World Design Cities Conference (WDCC). The 2022 edition will cover 100 city-wide activities revolving its global theme “Vision in Perspective”. Participation will be available both on-site and online. As a flagship event of the Conference, the Creative Cities of Design Summit will be held on 15 September. With the participation of mayors from Creative Cities of Design and other relevant stakeholders from the design sector, this Summit is...
The “Street Design International Challenge 2022 - Biophilic Edition”, a collaborative initiative led by Creative Cities of Design of Curitiba, Querétaro and Wuhan, is currently open. Interested eligible participants are invited to complete their registration by 18 September. Taking place from 12 to 14 November, the “Street Design Challenge 2022” is a two-day competition for university students to share their visions on how public space design can improve the quality of life in the communities. In this year’s edition, students will be...
  On 21 March, Seoul (Republic of Korea), a UNESCO Creative City of Design, hosted the 3rd edition of its Human City Design Award, in collaboration with 3 other Creative Cities of Design: Singapore (Singapore), Nagoya (Japan) and Saint-Etienne (France).   The Human City Design Award celebrates designers, from all over the world, whose innovative and creative design work aims to solve complex problems of our daily life, by providing urban solutions and sustainable visions for the future. This year, ten participants, from...
Bilbao (Spain), a UNESCO Creative City of Design is hosting the 8th edition of the BIAAF (Bilbao International Art & Fashion) international competition for emerging fashion designers, counting participants from over 30 UNESCO Creative Cities, such as Dubai, Berlin, Shanghai, Sidney, Mexico City or Tel Aviv, among many others. For over 12 years, BIAAF has been devoted to discovering, supporting and promoting emerging fashion designers, nurturing talented, innovative and radically creative potential from all over the world through its...
Seoul (Republic of Korea), a UNESCO Creative City of Design since 2010, launched the call for the third edition of the Human City Design Award. With the aim of building a more sustainable urban ecosystem and celebrating designers that use creative design to address complex urban environment problems, Seoul in cooperation with the Seoul Design Foundation launched the international Human City Design Award in 2019. This year, for its third edition, the Award aims to bring forth creative solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. From 1 September to 31...
To highlight design’s transformative potential in development, Graz (Austria), a UNESCO Creative City of Design, has launched the “Design Month Graz”. The initiative aims to provide insights into various creative disciplines, while connecting design creators to share their projects and ideas with each other. Building on joint reflection, the initiative will offer a space for innovative projects to promote the significance and perception of design as a revitalizing power in local sustainable development. From 8 May to 6 June...
Saint-Étienne (France), a UNESCO Creative City of Design since 2010, alongside other members of BEDA (The Bureau of European Design Association) recently joined the “New European Bauhaus” initiative launched by the European Commission. A platform for experimentation and connection, the “New European Bauhaus” movement intends to foster cooperation while bridging science and technology with arts and culture to devise innovative solutions for global challenges. With the aim of achieving the 2050 European Green Deal and Recovery Plan, the...
Seoul (Republic of Korea), a UNESCO Creative City of Design since 2010, will organize the second edition of the Human City Design Award Ceremony and Conference on March 8, 2021. Organized in cooperation with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Design Foundation, the competition provides designers a platform to design sustainable city ecosystems reflecting a harmonious relationship between humans and the environment. Using innovative visions and creative design, the competition further aims to tackle urban environmental issues as...
As part of its 10th anniversary as a UNESCO Creative City of Design, Shanghai (People’s Republic of China) organized a three-day celebration themed “Design Your Better Life”. The festivities kicked off with the opening ceremony at the Shanghai Exhibition Center gathering more than 500 stakeholders such as government officials, experts, representatives of associations, companies and media. In addition, over 20 Creative Cities from China and worldwide joined the celebration either in presential or online including Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu,...